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Phase Biolabs

Phase Biolabs

People & HR
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023


Phase Biolabs is a biotech startup developing carbon upcycling technology to convert industrial CO2 into useful products.

We’re on a mission to decarbonise heavy industry and upcycle more than 1 gigaton of CO2 by 2050. We’re working on optimising the microorganisms that catalyse the conversion CO2 into chemicals and e-fuels as well as scaling our gas fermentation bioprocess.

Phase is backed by leading climate tech investors, Y Combinator (W22) and Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy.

If you are a top-notch scientist, engineer, or builder with a passion for solving big problems, we want to hear from you.

We are seeking extraordinary talent to join our team of visionaries, risk-takers, and problem-solvers who want to become part of an effort to leverage bioengineering and convert CO2 into ethanol & other useful products. Our proprietary technology uses genetically engineered microbes to enable the creation of valuable products from CO2 emissions.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a revolutionary technology that has the potential to transform industries and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment where your ideas are valued, and your contributions make a real impact.

  • The flexibility to shape your role based on your skills, interests, and career goals.

  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including professional development opportunities.

  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement within the company.

Who You Are:

  • You have a strong background in bioengineering, process engineering, or chemical engineering, with a track record of success in your field.

  • You are a creative problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • You have excellent communication skills and can effectively articulate your ideas to a diverse audience.

  • You are excited about the possibility of contributing to a wide range of projects and are open to exploring new opportunities.

  • You embody our company values of being Authentic, Resilient, and Respectful.

  • Most importantly, you are a doer who takes initiative and gets things done instead of finding excuses.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with genetic engineering, microbial fermentation, or bioprocess engineering.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This is an open-ended role for candidates at any experience level who want to change the world with us. If you think you have the skills, drive, and pioneering spirit to be part of our mission, we encourage you to apply. Tell us about yourself and how your talents can contribute to building the future of carbon-tech.


The hiring process will consist of an initial CV screen. If successful you will be invited to a first interview (10-20 minutes) covering basic qualifying questions. After this, you will be invited to a second interview (45-60 minutes) where we will take a deep dive into your skills and experiences. In parallel we will carry out referencing. Finally, we will invite you to visit us for a few days where we will work together to get to know each other and learn more about you, your motivation and ambitions.

We endeavour to provide feedback to all interviewees. Applications are being considered on an rolling basis.


In your (short) cover letter please explain why you are interested in the jobs, why we should hire you and how you’ve demonstrated the key skills we’re looking for.


Only applications received through our website will be reviewed.

If you have any questions, please email the Phase Hiring Team at hr@phasebiolabs.com.